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Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Brett A. Houk, Barbara Arroyo, and Terry G. Powis


Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya showcases interpretations and perspectives of landscape importance in the central Maya lowlands, Belize, and the northern and central Maya highlands with studies spanning over 10,000 years of human occupation in the region. Taking their cues from a robust scholarship on landscape archaeology, urban planning, political history, and settlement pattern studies in Maya research, the authors in this volume explore conceptions of monumentality and landscapes that are the products of long-term research and varied research agendas, falling into t ... More

Keywords: Maya, Landscape archaeology, Monumentality, Urban planning, Built Environment, Political Landscapes, Sacred Landscapes, Economic Landscapes

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066226
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett A. Houk, editor
Texas Tech University

Barbara Arroyo, editor
the Kaminaljuyu Archaeological Project

Terry G. Powis, editor
Kennesaw State University

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1 How the Maya Shaped Their World

Marcello A. Canuto, Brett A. Houk, Terry G. Powis, and Barbara Arroyo

2 The Holocene Occupations of Southern Belize

Keith M. Prufer and Douglas J. Kennett

4 Ritual Practice, Urbanization, and Sociopolitical Organization at Preclassic Ceibal, Guatemala

Melissa Burham, Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan, and Jessica MacLellan

5 From Urban Core to Vacant Terrain

Eleanor Harrison-Buck, Mark D. Willis, Chester P. Walker, Satoru Murata, and Marieka Brouwer Burg

6 Caracol’s Impact on the Landscape of the Classic Period Maya

Diane Z. Chase, Arlen F. Chase, and Adrian S. Z. Chase

7 The Monumental Aquascape of Kaminaljuyu

Barbara Arroyo and Lucia Henderson

8 All the World’s a Stage

Brett A. Houk and Ashley Booher

9 La Corona

Marcello A. Canuto and Tomás Barrientos Q.

10 Ancient Maya Queenship

Olivia C. Navarro-Farr, Keith Eppich, David A. Freidel,and Griselda Pérez Robles

11 Landscapes of Warfare, Détente, and Trade in the Maya West

Charles W. Golden and Andrew K. Scherer

12 Monumental Landscapes as Instruments of Radical Economic Change

Arthur A. Demarest, Bart I. Victor, Chloé Andrieu, and Paola Torres

13 A Discussion of Early Monumentality at Pacbitun, Belize

Terry G. Powis, George J. Micheletti, Jon Spenard, and Sheldon Skaggs

16 Monumental Landscapes of the Maya

Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase